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Road Laborer, Laborer (1 or 2)

Description :

Berlin Township welcomes applications for Road Laborer, Laborer, 1 or 2.

Individual is responsible for performing unskilled to semi-skilled routine labor tasks for the maintenance and repair of Township roads, bridges, and culverts using a variety of hand and power tools, small machines, and light to medium equipment (Including a non-CDL snow plow truck), and any other duties as assigned by the Berlin Township Board of Trustees (the “Board”).  Individual works as member of a designated work crew.  Individual reports to Road Superintendent or any Board member or designee of the Board.


  • High school diploma or equivalent.  Must possess a valid State of Ohio Driver’s License with CDL endorsement and have an acceptable driving record;
  • Must maintain a telephone at place of residence and be available for work on short notice and outside scheduled work hours;
  • Must remain insurable under the applicable Township’s insurance policies.


  • At least 2-5 years’ experience;
  • High school diploma or equivalent.  Must possess a valid State of Ohio Driver’s License with CDL endorsement and have an acceptable driving record;
  • Must maintain a telephone at place of residence and be available for work on short notice and outside scheduled work hours;
  • Must remain insurable under the applicable Township’s insurance policies.


  • Operates light to medium equipment, such as power saws, weed eater, chain saws, jack hammer, compactor, etc. to perform construction, repair, and maintenance work for Township roadway and bridge systems to include loading/unloading dirt, spreading gravel, stone, mix and/or tar, establishing level and/or grade, repairing/installing culverts, digging ditches, digging footers, landscaping, backfilling, signing, painting, and other similar activities;
  • Performs manual labor tasks, such as washing vehicles, tractors, golf carts, gators, loading/unloading trucks, patching roads, filling potholes, cutting brush and trees, removing tree limbs and other debris from the roadway/roadside, mixing and pouring concrete, and cleaning culverts;
  • Performs flagging activities to control traffic flow as directed;
  • Transports tools, supplies, and materials to and from various job sites as directed;
  • Performs preventive maintenance to tools and equipment to include cleaning, lubricating, adding fluids and performing routine adjustments;
  • Performs general maintenance of Township buildings (i.e. painting, light replacement, fan maintenance, etc…);
  • Performs ground maintenance duties to include, but not limited to, mowing grass, raking grass, leaves and other debris, and disposing of same in an environmentally acceptable manner;
  • Performs general custodial duties such as sweeping, mopping, and/or cleaning of facilities;
  • Communicates with Township officials, Township officers, Township employees, outside agencies and residents in with respect and dignity and in a professional and business-like manner; 
  • Works irregular hours (evenings, nights, weekends, etc.) and overtime as may be required from time to time; and
  • Performs general maintenance and repair of facilities;
  • Maintains regular, predictable in person attendance at the Township’s work sites and locations;
  • Performs other tasks as assigned. 


  • Ability to use the following equipment:  a variety of hand and small power tools, e.g. shovel, rake, weed eater, power saw, etc., light duty vehicles (Including a non-CDL snow plow equipped truck), and other related equipment as required to complete work assignments;
  • Ability to perform a variety of unskilled labor tasks relevant to construction, repair, and maintenance of Township roads, bridges and culverts.  Must be able to work at heights common to signing, road and bridge maintenance, repair, and construction projects;
  • Ability to work at heights of 18 feet or greater;
  • Communication skills to comprehend and act upon instructions, policies, and procedures pertaining to assigned duties;
  • Ability to react to change productively, to maintain professionalism with others, and to handle difficult or contentious situations in a professional and respectful manner;
  • Ability to use hand and small power tools and light duty equipment to complete work assignments;
  • Ability to work well with others and to function as a member of a work crew;
  • Knowledge of organizational and work zone safety practices and procedures and the ability to apply to the work environment;
  • Ability to perform heavy manual labor for prolonged periods, often under adverse weather conditions;
  • Knowledge of the policies, procedures, and methods of the Road Department and the relationship they have to work assignments; and
  • Knowledge of policies and procedures relative to Department operations.


  • The working conditions and physical and mental demands of this job are as necessary to fulfill all essential job functions of this position with or without a reasonable accommodation; 
  • Individual frequently works around chemicals, fluids, materials or other substances; ascends and descends stairs, ladders, scaffolding, ditches, building materials, debris and elevated surfaces; work on elevated platforms or in ditches or trenches below ground level; operates vehicles, tools and equipment, on and off public roadways; positions oneself to reach above or below oneself; grasps; moves objects or materials up to 50 pounds and to differing elevations.  Observes worksites, structures and materials;
  • The work of this position is primarily performed outside and requires sustained physical exertion while doing a variety of maintenance and repair activities; 
  • Individual may, from time to time, as determined by the Board, be required to pass a physical or psychological examination to determine the individual’s ability to perform essential job functions;  
  • Individual performs the following physical activities:  climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, communicating, and performing repetitive motions;
  • Individual must be able to see at close distances and beyond arm’s reach.  Depth perception and peripheral vision are required to safely operate vehicles and machines;
  • Individual works inside and outside, with exposure to extremes in temperatures and weather conditions, noise, dirt and mechanical hazards.  Incumbent is frequently exposed to vibrations, atmospheric conditions, oil, and various other substances and  conditions.  Work can be exacting and incumbent may work alone.  The incumbent must be able to work at various heights to complete work assignments.

Safety Equipment (Both):

  • Individual is regularly required to use hard hat, eye protection, hearing protection, rubber/leather gloves, highway safety vest, reflective roadway markers, vehicle lights, safety/seat belts, steel-toed shoes, and any other safety equipment necessary to complete work duties. 

Contact :

Interested parties should submit an application and letter of interest to the email or mailing address listed below. Interested candidates should review both positions qualifications and and position of interest on their application.


Mailing Address: 3271 Cheshire Rd., Delaware, OH 43015

Deadline for Applying : Open until filled